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Dairy Judging Team Takes Fourth, Sixth at Nationals

OCT. 30, 2006--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Dairy Judging Team took sixth place at National Collegiate Dairy Judging contests in Harrisburg, Pa. in September and fourth place in Madison in October.

Coached by Steve Kelm, professor and UWRF chair of the department of animal and food science, the team took 6th place honors at the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg.

Team members include Daniel Lauderdale, a senior from Elkhorn, Wis., majoring in dairy science; Charlotte Muenzenberger, a senior from Coon Valley, Wis. majoring in dairy science; Leah Johnson, a senior from La Crescent, Minn., majoring in agriculture education; and Alexandria Cooper, a senior from DeForest, Wis., majoring in agriculture education and secondary math.

Leading the team at the Harrisburg contest was Johnson, finishing 2nd high individual overall, 4th in Guernseys, and 1st in the Jersey breed. Cooper finished 17th individual overall. Penn State topped the team division.

The team also competed in Madison in October. More than 80 students composing 21 teams, including an international team from the University of Guelph in Canada, competed at the contest.

With a fourth place finish the UWRF team was just behind Virginia Tech (which took high team overall), the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Top finishes at the Madison contest included winning first in the red and white breed as a team and taking 5th high team in oral reasons. Individually, Muenzenberger finished 5th high individual overall, 1st in red and white, and 2nd in Guernseys. Lauderdale was 13th high individual overall, 3rd in red and white and 4th in Holsteins. Johnson finished 2nd in jerseys, 4th in red and white and 9th individual in oral reasons. The UWRF team finished in the top five in four of seven breeds.

Photo cutline: UWRF animal science Professor Steven Kelm and dairy judging team including Dan Lauderdale (Elkhorn), Charlotte Muenzenberger (Coon Valley), Leah Johnson (La Crescent, Minn.) and Alexandria Cooper (DeForest), who took sixth place at the National Collegiate Dairy Judging Contest in Harrisburg, Pa.


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